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Nigerian delegation to Lima COP 20 in photos


Nigeria is among the numerous nations attending the 20th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) holding in Lima, Peru December 1 to 12, 2014. Courtesy of the Department of Climate Change (DCC) of the Federal Ministry of Environment (FMoE) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), a ...

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Latin American, Caribbean nations in $365m initiative to restore degraded land

Ruben Echevarria

Latin American and Caribbean countries and regional programmes, working with regional and global organisations, on Sunday, December 7, 2014 in Lima, Peru launched “Initiative 20×20,” a country-led effort to bring 20 million hectares of degraded land into restoration by 2020. This is an area larger than Uruguay. As part of the initiative, five impact investors also announced plans to invest up to ...

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Progress in first week of Lima UN climate negotiations


Technical negotiations during the first week of the climate talks in Lima (COP20) have mostly gone smoothly, but important negotiating-team level discussions on a handful of key issues need to conclude this week so that there is wide agreement on the range of options facing the Ministers as they arrive early next week to pick up the high-level negotiations. Negotiations ...

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UNEP: Climate adaptation costs could triple

A new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) shows climate adaptation costs for developing countries are likely to be two to three times the current estimates of $70 to $100 billion per year. The UNEP Adaptation Gap report says this will happen even if global emissions are cut drastically to meet the agreed goal of limiting warming to less ...

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Activists observe #LightForLima climate vigil


On the evening of 7th December, 2014 (today) candle and solar-lantern lit vigils are taking place all over the world.  People are gathering to show their concern about climate change. Building on the momentum from the People’s Climate March where they mobilised tens of thousands of participants, faith groups are holding vigils in 13 countries to pray for progress towards ...

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NESREA: FG safeguards environment with 24 regulations


The Federal Government of Nigeria has introduced 24 environmental regulations aimed at adopting sustainable environment good practices. The regulations are now in force. Sokoto State Coordinator of the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), Alhaji Jubril Inuwa, disclosed this recently in Wamakko. Inuwa, who spoke at the flag-off of Security Awareness, Early Warning Signs and Environmental Sustainability Sensitisation ...

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Civil Society’s visit to African Group at COP 20 in photos


Members of the African Group of Negotiators on Climate Change recently in Lima, Peru at the sidelines of the COP 20 UN climate summit met officials of a team of civil society organisations (CSOs) operating under the aegis of the Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA).                                 ...

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Civil society seeks shift in private sector investment at Lima talks


Solving the problem of global climate change is impossible without huge shift in private sector investments, since this sector represents trillions of dollars with vast majority of economic activities around the world. This is the view of Civil Society in contributing to a discussion at the ongoing climate change talks in Lima, Peru. According to Dr. Thomas Jallah of the ...

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2014 will likely be the hottest on record, WMO warns

Michel Jarraud

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) says the year 2014 is on track for being one of the hottest, if not the hottest, on record, according to preliminary results issued at the side lines of the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru. The changes, according to the estimates, are largely due to record WMO high global sea surface temperatures, which ...

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